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Daddy Time!

The bull has been pulled out of the cow herd, thus ending the breeding season. Two of his male offspring are with him now, to ease the pain of separation. Our bull, Justin, mellowed out fairly quickly, after starting to … Continue reading

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Birds Eye View of Health Hero Farm

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Successful grazing!

Another great year for grazing is drawing to a close. It’s amazing to watch the calves fill out so quickly! This beautiful steer is only 17 months old, after two growing seasons on our certified organic pastures. And let’s not … Continue reading

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Health Hero is now a CERTIFIED humane beef farm!

We are thrilled to announce that our farm is Animal Welfare Approved by We work hard to improve conditions for the animals under our care and are proud to have achieved the rigorous standards required for AWA certification. We … Continue reading

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Pizza Social on the farm

Enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired pizza oven. And walk off the calories on a farm tour.

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Crazy Days!

What a crazy spring. First the rain, then the tall green grass, then the seed heads announcing “you have to hay NOW”! We seized a 2-day window of sunshine and began to mow. The baler broke down, and the sun … Continue reading

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Another bundle of joy!

Our 11th calf was born today, a second bull calf after a string of 9 heifers. I was lucky enough to capture a video of the cow rousing the calf to nurse. Baby nosed around without success, but there will … Continue reading

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FACT national grant award to make our cows even happier!

Wahoo! This grant helps us build an animal welfare station for cattle comfort in the field. It has a scratching station, free-choice mineral feeder and an oiler for fly control with organic treatments. This is going to make for some … Continue reading

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Turn Out Day!!!

Finally! After all that rain making the pastures too fragile to graze. The yearlings and two year olds have been led into the north field, where they kicked up their heels for joy. The cows and calves are closer to … Continue reading

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Calf update ;-)

Two more Galloways – one white, one black. What a surprise, when we went to check the water this morning! We quickly moved them to their own quiet area by picking up the calves, thus inciting the moms to follow … Continue reading

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